Bring On The Sonnets

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Today I’m asking you to pull a Shakespeare and write a sonnet. There are three key ingredients that make up a sonnet: the rhyme scheme, the syllable count, and the iambic pentameter. There are three different rhyme schemes for you to choose from but other than that there isn’t much variation in the form. I’ll list the three patterns below for anyone that is unfamiliar. (The “-” separates line to line and the “/” separates stanzas.)

Italian (Petrarchan) Sonnet: a-b-b-a/a-b-b-a/c-d-e/c-d-e

English (Shakespearean) Sonnet: a-b-a-b/c-d-c-d/e-f-e-f/g-g

Spenserian Sonnet: a-b-a-b/b-c-b-c/c-d-c-d/e-e

Keep Following That Pattern Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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